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take up to six weeks to show up, but tourists are still visiting the park. >>> the redskins made their 2012 debut today in new orleans, and rg iii lived up to the hype. >> dave ross is here with a preview of sports xtra. hey, dave. >> he's coming up, two minutes away. we're going to wrap it up early. >> that does it for us. hope you have a great week.  >>> i'm dave ross. welcome to nissan sports tra. the nats try to reel in the marlins. and serena tries to conquer new york city. we begin with, i don't know, some guy named robert griffin iii and the redskins, who somehow, some way, not only matched the hype surrounding his nfl debut, but he surpassed it, if that's possible, and it is possible. rg iii one of five nfl rookie quarterbacks starting in week one. but his day was the best. second play of scrimmage. on the option, keeper. there are the wheels we were talking. 12-yard gain led to a field goal on his first nfl drive. redskins trailing 7-3 at this point. griffin gets hit. doesn't matter. 88yards, for number 88. that's a touchdown, and how abou
to you guys. >>> redskins fans have to be feeling pretty good about the future this morning. >>> rg iii looked awesome in his nfl debut. >> he had lots of family and friends at the superdome, he threw for two touchdowns, 320 yards and not one interception. skins win 40-32. coach mike haniotakis was very impressed with his rookie quarterback. >> robert not only executed the offense, he only had two or three plays that were off balance, so hopefully, we can keep on getting better and better and you know, this is you know, obviously a kickoff for us i don't good kickoff. only three other players have thrown for more yards in their nfl debut. >>> the redskins fans are definitely glowing this morning. kristen fish soldier live in dupont circle getting reaction. smiles abound. good morning kristen. >> reporter: smiles abound of course. a great day to be in redskins nation. you know i think the front page of the washington post says it all. the headline, believe it. rg iii shines as the redskins stun the saints in the season opener. you know, i think fans were pleasantly stunned as well. they
started winning. >> good stuff. >> wow, wow, wow. >> so many redskins fans came down, it was great weather, they spent money. >> they travel well. >>> high pressure built in, summertime has kind of got kicked out to the central plains and just feels very fall like out there this morning. a gorgeous day ahead, little bit on the crisp side this morning. down to 62 in dc. 73 degrees by noon and at 5:00, 75 degrees. a high of 78, i think that happens toward 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. isolated showers north this morning. it is a gorgeous start to be a very nice work week. low 50s, and andrews and baltimore at 60. we are at 62 going into the 70s. i'm happy to say that only in the 70s today. here's monika samtani. she couldn't be more excited. >>> thank you so much. if you are planning to head around town, good things to report as well. no problems to report if you are planning to head inbound on i 66, all lanes are open. no issues on the beltway through the tyson's area. a live look outside if you are on the northbound side of i 35, here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge. back over t
>>> hail to the redskins. he turned fans into believes. rgiii leading washington to a big win in the first game of the season and does what no rookie quarterback has done in 51 years. but first, big clean up underway for yet another wicked storm. good evening, everyone. tonight, we have live team coverage. chuck bell's got details on a big change ahead in the weather. darcy spencer has more on how long it will take for everyone to get the lights back on, but we begin with chris gordon with more on the the extensive damage in fairfax county. >> reporter: the clean-up is a challenge here on the south shore, the area hit hardest by the storm. the damage is is greater than they sustained after the duration this summer, the. >> flying this direction and that was like that direction had to be wind blowing that way. >> reporter: at its height saturday afternoon, high winds whipped heavy rains, damaging cars and trucks. this carport was completely destroyed. >> tree just got twisted off. came through the carport. crashed over the top. just did a lot of damage. no one got hurt. we're l
some extra blankets. >> good advice. let's talk about the game between the redskins and nine rams. >> -- and the rams. >> the redskins ran into some trouble. i think his name was josh morgan. >> i thought robert griffiths the third was terrific today. he ran for 82 yards. the the sense -- the defense was pork, the errors were costly. me take you back to st. louis. right at the beginning of the game, here it comes. 30 yards for the touchdown, all the sudden it was 7-0 redskins. bradford, mulligan, all alone. 31-28 st. louis. morgan was called for a personal foul penalty. not even close. the redskins lose 31-28. is rg3 after the game. >> i do not take losing very well. no one should. you have to continue to stay on and stay positive. do not act like it did not happen. y thoughtful, a professional rg3. >> he looked great. it has been six weeks since the g at that temple in wisconsin. who came backou scene for the very first time and why. >> why that part made famous may occupy once again. >> you are watching abc 7 news 11, on your side. >> a fund-raiser was held for the victims of th
is the type they have to sell in the summertime. news.ussey, abc 7 >> redskins fans are jumping for joy. robert griffin iii was spectacular this afternoon against the saints. we are joined with more. far hadt griffin iii by best outing. new orleans. he became the first rookie in 62 years to lead his team to 40 a season opener. as the redskins overcame the odds. not the same for robert came marching 88 yard field with an touchdown. he threw another touchdown and the first rookie in 42 a perfectnd with rating. game, griffin was his own credit. .> nothing is ever perfect were some plays and passes i had back. not be a downer. game. the about that. >> they had a chance to tie it in the game. >> we knew what we had to do. >> the redskins held on, 40-32. they showered their quarterback with love. >> rg3! rg3! >> that was phenomenal. >> we will have more on griffin other stars coming up in sports. in new orleans, abc 7 news. >> local fans of both teams bar in d.c..he they could both agree on rg3. good to see them that excited. on acking incident trail involving a police officer. while tapingll
it in there and the 15 yard line. niles paul picks it up. and the redskins at the 15. tim ryan, chris myers. we hope you're enjoying the game. we certainly are. i think that was your question regarding robert griffin iii. what does he do for an encore. >> tim: i think he's everything he's advertised to be. i talked with him about keeping it in the pocket. throwing from the pocket. he's been brilliant out of the pocket. 8 for 11. he's also rushed five times for 30 yards a pop. so he's impressive, and he will give these guys problems here in the second half. >> chris: and he's maintained his cool when the hot heads were loose. albert morris, first down. and robert quinn running him back. let's check in on the field with jaime maggio. >> jaime: thanks, chris. you were talk about about their offense in new orleans last week. i asked jeff fisher. how are you going to contain them in the first half. he said, don't forget. we gave them the first seven points. all we have to do is eliminate plays and force them down. back to you, guys. >> chris: thank you, jaime. there's a flag. >> referee: false start, offense
-day outlook. >> there is another big story today -- the redskins' kick off their regular season this afternoon against the saints. it was also the highly anticipated debut of robert griffin the third. he did not disappoint. >> robert griffin the third not only dazzled in his debut, but he made history becoming the first rookie since 42 years ago having the first passer rating. trailing the saints' 7-3, but not for long. then he goes deep. an 88-yard touchdown, and never looking back. in the fourth quarter, don't count the st. out drew brees throws the hail mary into the end zone but it is packed off. the redskins win a thriller, 40-32. >> it was a lot of fun out there and i think everyone was comfortable with the game plan we had coming in. we did a lot of things we have not -- had not shown preseason. >> he wasn't the only iraqi standing out here. we will have more from the locker room coming out and -- coming up in sports. >> local fans of both teams gathered at a bar in the sea to sound off after the skins when the. >> i feel great because washington d.c. finall
, plus who will be the redskins starting running back but first we start with the nationals. if you missed stephen strasburg's outing today, you have one more chance to catch the ace in action at nats park. his final home game is friday against the marlins. davey johnson announced ninessal start of the season will be september 12th versus -- his final start of the season will be september 12th versus the mets at citi field. scoreless in the 4th inning, bryan anderson up sends a fly ball into right field. here comes bryce harper to make the catch. he comes up throwing. for some reason allen craig will test the rookie's arm. kurt suzuki makes a double play to get him out. end of the inning. bottom of the 4th no, score until suzuki turns on a dave westbrook pitch, clears the wall in left field, a solo shot. he adds an r.b.i. single in the 6th. 2-0 nationals. strasburg would go six scoreless innings, strikes out the final batter alan craig, his ninth strikeout of the game exiting with a 2-0 lead. top 7 sean burnett in in relief, run other and the 2-0 lead is gone because that's a two-ru
. increases and automatic cuts threatened to trigger a recession. >> hail to the redskins and sensation robert griffin iii. they opened the season with an victory on the road in new orleans. hope this is a glimpse of things to come. rg3 was sensational. drew brees was not the better quarterback. the saints went undefeated last season. yesterday.d it did not take long for robert griffin to usher in a new redskins era and he did it in on this 88-yard touchdown pierre garcon. >> he caught it high over the middle and did a good job finishing applied. i commend him for that. me the ball from that touchdown. my first touchdown in the nfl. >> it was on the screen a couple times. >> then robert griffin went on with this past august robinson. cane makes plays and you see why we are excited about him. .> there was a deep throw 33-25, redskins. >> making them earn everything was our mindset. >> drew brees throws up a hail pass. win and the team was all smiles coming off the .ield >> played awfully hard to allow a game. a good football team today. they never gave up. but kept fighting back. but came away
. >> you know what i mean. >> a lot of people were looking forward to the redskins home opener. they were disappointed. tragedy in baltimore. we will touch on that. rg3 and the redskins are coming up next in sports. we will have everything for y >> the defense was the saving grace of the redskins. it is anything but reliable injuries andter bad luck. the home debut against cincinnati. robert griffin iii ran out of the tunnel to an ovation. was quickly silenced on the first play. goesto a.j. green and he he distance to score a touchdown. 7-0. the only bright spot on defense whenin the first quarter dalton was picked off. >> you have to do seven instead of two. >> washington could not stand -- stop dalton and company. >> it is extremely frustrating defenses. and -- defense league. -- defensely. took shotgriffin iii after shot. he kept fighting. >> could not get by. >> i want to let everybody know will not happen. lead 24-17.ls santana moss in the end zone. tied at 24. our backs against the wall and did a great job. plays at the end. a lot of people cannot make those. >> cincinnati came righ
start to the season for the washington redskins. oh, yeah. everybody's still talking about the debut of rookie quarterback robert griffin iii. >> the future certainly looks bright all of a sudden for the team in desperate need of a playmaker who could get it done on the field. dan hellie joins us with what the coach had to stay about their star player. they must be happy out there. >> reporter: i think everybody is just over the moon right now with how well that robert griffin iii played in his debut. and the fact that they won. they beat a very good new orleans saints team. it's not very often marching down bourbon street three or four hours after game time and you're singing praises to the redskins. robert griffin iii had 320 yards passing. he was the highest rated quarterback, not just rookie quarterback, but quarterback in all of the nfl yesterday. the expectations for rg-iii, sky high coming in. and he did the improbable. by exceeding them all. after a conservative start, chapter one of the rg-iii story started with this play. a nice catch, and the former colt showed the redskin
less about rg3. they want to beat the redskins. statistical evidence why the redskins should fear a trip to st. louis. it went to be a show me state shoe-in sunday. that's for sure. let's home the redskins . >> and strong word from manager davey johnson on this weekend's series against the braves next. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >>> and now 9 sports with dave owens. >> 12-52, that's st. louis' record in the last four seasons. it's a bad time to be a ram. it's a great time to have them on your schedule if you're in washington. they do. burgundy and gold nation, visions of 2-0 dancing in their head. hold on. for
security. >>> switching gears to sports, redskins fans are still in a frenzy over the play of robert griffin iii and the teen's big win in the big easy. >> the excitement has some fans already talking super bowl. >> already. >> bob barnard has reaction to the start of the redskins season now. >> i honestly believe that the team can stay healthy and stay as quick and as poised as i saw in the game yesterday that the redskins are ready for the super bowl this year. >> reporter: yes, dorian paine is pretty excited about this euro's team but other fans are >> the game was good. d of i'm trying to stay calm, not trying to get too excited. we always win in the beginning and then it gets tough. >> you're not talking super bowl yet? >> not yet. >> we're used to losing. so when it comes time to win, that is a blessing in disguise. >> reporter: have you been a fan for a while? >> oh, my lord, we've been here for 37 years. we have seen it all. >> the good and bad? >> the good, the bad and ugly and we've seen a lot of ugly. >> feeling very good about the way we played. the way they closed the ga
help. a.j. green and andy dalton blew up the redskins' secondary. >> i wasn't even aware about the whole seven games in a row losing at home, you know. something we need to change where we need to make it an unfriendly environment when other opposing teams come in and play ?eemplt we're going break down the redskins' game from a to z including is rgiii doing this too much. is he running too much? our expert in the house. he is going to join me in stud grow discuss that and more. kristen berset is also in baltimore, so a lot to get to. also, the nats. they got the wood put to them this afternoon by the milwaukee brewers. milwaukee takes two of three from the rockies. >> he's a smart quarterback. >> he better get down if he's so smart. >> i saw him sliding a couple times. maybe he needs to do that more object. all right, something i actually know about, the forecast. we're going see lots of sunshine tomorrow, a high of 70 degrees, but it's going to be chilly. >> we've all got opinions. you can say whatever you want here. game on next. have a great weekend, everybody, bye. >>> we
is reporting just over 70 outages and the majority are in the district of columbia. >>> redskins fans are feeling good about thfuture. rg iii looked awesome in his nfl debut yesterday. the redskins picked up a win against the new orleans saints. the heisman winner threw for two touchdowns, 320 yards and not one interception. the redskins win 40-32. coach mike shanahan was quite impressed with his rookie quarterback. >> robert not only executed the offense well, he had two or three plays that were off balance that only a great athlete can make and a guy that has his type of talent. hopefully we'll keep getting better and better. you know, this is you know, obviously a kickoff for us. >> only three other players have thrown for more yards in their nfl debut, the most recent was cam newton, last year. >>> our redskins coverage continues on our website wusa 9.com. check out our photo gallery and get the nine things redskins fans learned from this game. also see video from earlier in the week of rg iii playing with his fellow rookie playmate trent richardson, all on our front page on wusa9
for tomorrow. keep that in mind. 72 in andrews air force base and 71 in pax river. the redskins forecast will be breezy. besides that, it looks great. kickoff at 1:00 p.m. as the redskins take on the bengals and the temperature in the low 70s. over the next three days, green light, no problems out here. we're looking good and beautiful weather for monday and tuesday. now on tuesday, you'll notice an increase in temperature and an increase in cloud cover. our next storm system arrives on wednesday and that will bring us some showers, maybe a rumble of thunder on wednesday and thursday. you see the temperatures will be back up to around 80 degrees on wednesday. but that's the only day in the seven-day forecast that we touch 80 degrees. besides that, we have that fall- like feel in the atmosphere. you're going to notice a difference. i know you said you liked today. tomorrow will be a big difference, but if you don't mind that fall-like feel in there, i think you'll like it tomorrow, too. >> get a bike ride in. >> should be nice. thank you. >> expert panel for the program says they will
of today's game. dave roth is in st. louis, as the redskins take on the rams for the second straight road game for the burgandy and gold. >> and also later in the show, basketball great shaquille o'neal is talking binge drinking. we caught up with the four-time champ on capitol hill. >> also later in at the movies, actor bill murray, what is he doing? he's cleaning our film reviewer's boot. >>> but first, today's weather looks like another gorgeous one. you're taking a live picture now at the army/navy half marathon, going on this morning. good morning, gwen. >> good morning, melanie. it's a perfect day for a marathon or anything else you would like to do outside. mother nature, definitely cooperating. let's take a look at our weather maps. here's our fox 5 accuweather satellite and radar. not a lot going on, a few clouds, but we'll see those clearing out. the sun will be fairly bright today. we've got a ridge of high pressure that's going to dominate our weather pattern. pretty much like yesterday, except not quite as windy. yesterday's high, 78 degrees at reagan national airport, same a
season opener in years for the redskins, and folks, it did not disappoint. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. fun to watch that game. >> it was. >> robert griffin iii is quickly becoming a household name beyond our area, and for good reason. he made his nfl debut against the new orleans saints and he let the ball fly. >> he did. >> dave ross starts off our coverage. he was great though watch today. >> he really was. better than anyone could have anticipated. you know what they say, whoever they are, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. today rg3 made an impression fans won't soon forget. the first redskins rookie quarterback to start the season since 1961. second possession, trailing 7- 3. watch what happens here. takes the hit and, he gone. 88yards for number 88. how about this, robert griffin iii completed his first eight passes. second quarter, another youngster, robertson, 5 yards for the score. griffin 19 of 26, for 320 yards. second most ever by a rookie quarterback in his debut. how about the other rookie, morris, the 6th rounder. 2touchdowns, 2
. the redskins had a win in their sight, then came the play that they'll remember for a long time. >> still shaking our hands. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> first breaking news out of afghanistan. the latest anti-american protests are under way in kabul. angie goff is live with the latest. >> the at least 20 officers are hurt as hundreds of protesters hurled rocks at them and set two police cars on fire. angry demonstrators spilled into the streets surrounding the afghan capital, shouting death to america. there's been a string of violence in many muslim countries following outrage over an anti-islam film produced in the u.s. it's the same film, u.n. officials say, sparked the deadly attack in libya that killed four americans, including a u.s. ambassador. right now outside kabul, police are firing shots in the air, trying to protect buildings downtown. pushing back an angry mob of about 800. reporting live in the news room, angie goff, news 4. >> right now it's 6:01. here's a look at storm team 4 radar, and something we have not seen
including virginia. >>> the redskins meet the rams in st. louis this sunday. we'll have more with the sports junkies from 106.7 the fan when fox 5 morning news continues. stay with us. . >>> welcome back. it is 6:30. >> another nice morning. >> i know. this has put us all in such ad for mood. >> and it's friday. >> this is like the best day ever. >> you feel good when the weather is -- >> are you okay this? >> i'm all choked up. >> people are in a good mood when you're talking down the street. >> that puts me in good spirits. >> i noticed it. >> they don't yell at you. >> people do yell at me when the weather is bad. >> let's get right to the forecast. more of the same today. lots of sunshine. temperatures back in the hoe 80s. we're off to a nice pleasant start. 65 right now in washington. kid running out the door to the bus stop might want a light jacket here early. notice out towards chicago, 53 degrees right now. that cooler air headed in our direction later tonight and during the weekend. our highs this weekend will only be in the 70s. radar noise and quiet right now. maybe a sprinkle la
. >>> fedex field wasn't even full on before the redskins were behind thanks mohammed sinu. lines up in the wildcat and throws the perfect bomb to aj green. receivers aren't supposed to be able to throw like that. i'm sure the redskins defense had a bad week, but nobody saw that coming. how about their december defensive back, deangelo hall. speaking of surprises, the tennessee titans pulling the oldie, but goody. we remember the music city miracle back in the day. how about part 2. they throw it across the field to tommy campbell. he goes 65 yards untouched by human hands into the end zone. the city of nashville is going crazy after that play. the titans not the only team to have a miracle in their game. final seconds of regulation, the lions trailing by seven. another miracle. shaun hill throwing up the hail mary, and titus young, the other receiver on that team scores the touchdown. unfortunately for the lions, the last miracle in that one was the titans' field goal for the upset win. >>> the heroic performance of the week, of course, wide receiver tory smith, the maryland alum lo
monday afternoon quarterback. not much to say about the redskins went over the northern states except while. >> that is a good word for it. fans are celebrating today. it was a huge first one of the season and they're celebrating their new quarterback are robert griffin the third. >> let's go live toking to fans. >> what a strong debut for the redskins. fans cannot stop talking about it on line and on the streets. >> the redskins big wind reignited a football field -- football fever across the d.c. area. >> it makes d.c. prow. they did good. >> fans are talking about the first when of the season. >> it was spectacular. i was mighty impressed and i'm looking forward to a good year. >> one woman could not fight the urge to dedicate her allegiance to the redskins. >> all eyes are on the new recce quarterback for his official career game debut that opened up with a bank. >> i know for sure they've got a quarterback. you can't get no better than he played. everything was perfect. >> there is already talk of what is to come and the ultimate dream of riding on this season.
it. chamber of commerce weather, so between the nats and redskins, it is a little slice of heaven right now. >> reporter: coming up in sports we'll talk about robert griffin, iii who set nfl records in his debut against the saints all coming up later in sports. >> if you have a story idea, call us, 202-895-3000. shoot or e-mail to fox5tips@wttg.com. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message. >>> today bp announced it's citying some of its assets in the gulf to -- selling some of its assets in the gulf to help cover the cost of the blowout several years ago. bp still has six drilling rigs operating in the gulf and expects to have eight in place by year end. >>> a holdup for a taxicab meter system. a d.c. board says drivers cannot install smart meters until a contracting issue is resolved. the contract appeals board said the district didn't prove the installations were necessary before the dispute could be cleared up. the
touchdown passes in his redskins debut yesterday, led the burgundy and gold to a 40-32 win over the saints. he was the only one of five rookie quarterbacks who played yesterday to actually win his game. now, what impressed so many redskins fans is rg3's poison and off the football field. our own dan hellie was in new orleans for the game and caught up with the rookie star. >> reporter: it really was a masterful performance by the redskins here in new orleans last night. the defense delivered against drew brees, and robert griffin iii walked on water. well, not quite, but he did do everything else. a couple of touchdown passes and 320 yards in his nfl debut. he's also the first rookie qb to lead his offense to 40 points since 1950. you seem so comfortable out there, so poised. that's what all the other guys are talking about. was there a welcome to the nfl moment? were there butterflies? >> there were butterflies. the one thing i tried to make sure i did this week was keep my mind clear, know what i had to go out and do, and be myself. have fun, don't stress about it, don't try to prove any
's going to be all the way! >> the bengals weren't ready to let the redskins celebrate a win in rg3's first home game. what a tough loss. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today" on this monday, september 24th, 2012. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. 57 degrees outside our studios. much cooler in some places. storm team 4's veronica johnson in for tom this week. bundle up, right? >> this all came in over the weekend. saturday was the warm day over the weekend. sunday the cool air came in, just in time as fall had arrived. actually arrived on saturday. >> good timing. >> our first cool day was sunday. great timing. mother nature always knows how to do it. >>> 43 to 55, that's what we're talking about this morning. the huge range of temperatures. 43 to our north and west. we do have a few clouds out there. a bit of an october chill with a few clouds. make sure the kids are bundled up this morning. just a bit as they head to the bus stop. 57 degrees is the current reading. reagan national with a light wind out of the north. that wind, a dry wind too. 50 degrees right now in leesburg. 47
-0. they have now won eight of their last 10. the redskins opened the season for real saturday in -- sunday in new orleans. the roster is now set. the redskins are one of the underdogs. the saints are favored by 9.5 points over the redskins. >> on one of the few guys that was part of the 2007-2008 playoff run. we're going to do something special. i see more than ever how much fun we had. we're trying to do something with it. get everyone to believe. trying to get some momentum. >> the final round in boston, the no. 1 player, rory mcelroy with three birdies in his first four holes and then he put on a clinic. tiger woods birdied four of the first nine but that was issued out for mcelroy. the talk of the u.s. open serena williams. she did not drop a game going into the semifinals. it took less than an hour. she withdrew from the open hours before the -- he withdrew. he gave no reason for withdrawing. >> he is out. >> ever for this franchise. >> manager of the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will
. -- tenth. nats win 7-6. inouye here in redskins football. iii will have its with an angry safety. but the redskins are ready. seen a lot of jersey's here in st territory. people bringing out the burgundy hearing wille reactivated. his suspension was overturned. he will be going after robert rookie was all smiles. so was head coach mike shanahan. details tomorrow. some spreads have the redskins as 9 points underdog but they are over the confident in what they can do. >> she will report tomorrow the game. the football team traveled -- the terrapins almost lead at -- let a halftime lead slip away. yards, maryland wins 36-27. virginia, penn state, this was a good one. state can win it. the 43 yard kick through the opera, it was not even close. -- upright, it was not even close. before the half, 14-0. he connects with cory. he gets away from another tackle, touchdown. virginia tech wins, 42-7. a tough match this afternoon. in from 6nt, strolls yards out. 26-0. are happy in baltimore tonight. they beat the yankees 5-4 to get of first place. the final game is tomorrow afternoon. not min
talking super bowl. fox 5's bob barnard is in our newsroom with reaction to the start of the redskins season. bob? >> maureen, most redskins fans we met today say they're super excited about the way the team played yesterday but know it's a long season with lots of competition for the nfl championship and yet there are some fans already thinking about a return trip to new orleans. >> i honestly believe that if the team can stay healthy and as quick and poised as they were yesterday that the redskins are ready for a super bowl this year. >> reporter: yes, dorian payne is pretty excited but other fans of the burgundy and gold are trying not to get ahead of themselves. >> the game was good. i'm trying to stay calm, not get too excited. we always win in the beginning and then it gets it. >> reporter: you're not talking super bowl yet. >> not yet. >> we're used to losing, so when it's come time to win, hey, that's a blessing in disguise. >> reporter: have you been a fan for a while? >> oh, my lord, we've been here for 37 years. so we've seen it all. >> reporter: the good and the bad. >
? >> st. louis. the redskins went back to work today in preparation for this week's game in st. louis. the rams are the early three- point favorite even though the skins are 1-0. they are still the underdogs. still, all anybody wants to talk about is rg3. and some incompletions. he threw it away. and we are at redskins park with the very latest on the team's biggest hero. >> it was upbeat in the locker room which as you know, has been rare. he was named the offensive player of the week becoming the first rookie quarterback ever to win the honor. robert griffin iii had plenty to be excited about today. >> the way we performed last week we have to continue to do that. >> not all me did he win the offensive player of the week honors he got the cover of "sports illustrated" again for his performance in the washington win over new orleans. >> the coach told me that i set the bar high and that i have to continue to go up. >> he even started a nationwide trend. >> who would have thought being knocked on your butt would have an effect like that. >> it came as no surprise to his teammates. >>
on the field for the redskins. what went morning, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. have areas of rain developing late today, tonight, showers and thunderstorms expected into tomorrow. you can see d.c. on the right side of your screen. crisp.nd but energy is developing in along with a cold front to the north. overwill be merging washington tonight and tomorrow? . for thens will be set severelity of as.derstorms on tuesday today, perfect to start. del-- 51 at dulles airport, 46 in martinsburg, pipa 5 in hagerstown. mostly sunny conditions and an fall-like start. degrees at 7:00, in the '70s at lunchtime. out in the upper 70's later today. we will start to see the first 6:00 or 7:00,e to s out ofindrop washington. strong storms likely on tuesday. jamie, happy monday. always start with good weather. lots of construction and tysons overnight, but it has wrapped up. 395 coming off the beltway, wide open across the 14th street bridge. 95 looks good between stanford to springfield . lunt beltway had some road work university and road. and matra avenue looks road betweens wonderf
. >> and 1 redskin is heading to the sideline permanently, while another could be going there too. and a deal is reportedly close to being reached. anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they donon't want coetition. the washinon post wrote the casino behind the ads is. "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimorore sun says it "doesn't havmaryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools.s. vote for question seven. >> home prices may be up. >> some are still hesitant about taking the plunge. new-home sales dipped in august from july. and sales are way down in the south. the median price for a home, however, is up. >> the national park service has chosen perini management to repair the washington monument. the company was awarded the $9.60 million contract, and with the work already done, the final cost is expected to be over $15 million. it is expected to r
long will the cooler weather lasted? what to expect for the redskins game tomorrow afternoon. >> did he say the 30's? >> in west virginia. we will look forward to the forecast. busy day for candidates on aisle.des of the we have been following all of development. even the first lady was in action tonight. she was looking lovely and to a friendly crowd. we are " -- 45 days from the both camps are taking an all hands on deck approach. >> michelle obama in washington night for the not toe crowd complacent when it comes to getting out the vote. >> this is the sit in of our day. in your living room everyone you know, your friends and neighbors. >> president obama wasn't the first time since february. observers believe it could be a tossup. opponent believes in top down economics. -- vote. >> republican nominee mitt for cash at ating in san diego. >> it is an honor to be here and many have come to help. >> both were on the campaign trail. paul ryan was in florida -- ing admitted he cannot change washington. we need to change presidents. >> joe biden fired back. >> the policies they are propos
. the pictures of the new pande. >> changes are on the one way for the weekend. >> the redskins are gearing up their home opener. the redskins are favored. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, to want the very best public education system for your children. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00. with gordon peterson, maureen bunyan, and tim brant in sports. >> we have new video tonight of panda at the national zoo. the mei xiang cub. you can see it is about the size a gerbil squirming around while being groomed to. video shot around 10:00 night. have it the full video on wjla.com. >> what is so funny about being of a gerbil? space shuttle endeavour is at angeles international after a tourrport around california. landed this afternoon after a nearly five hours flyover. endeavour will be transported to science center it will go on permanent display. the weather looks good. >> very nice. good travel weather. >> summer-like weather. at 10:49, it officially becomes fall. montgomery college, look how
out a lot. >> a moment of silence before last night's game to honor his brother. the redskins played before d yesterday in a against the bengals.i >> but they cannot do it. robert griffin iii was sacked times. they lost 38 as 31. 1 and 2.d now is the redskins have lost seven in row and home dating back to season. >> dwyane wade is in town this promoting his book. the admitted that he is a chicago bears fans and believes things our heads for r.g. redskins.e >> he is a great young player. he is exciting to watch. are a fan of football, you are fan of r.g. iii. winning the heisman trophy and everything but he did in college year, i became a fan of his. i hope that he continues to do well. it will be good for football. >> bears his new book --- there his new book. >> 4:39, 54 degrees. >> the material girl returning verizon center tonight >> welcome back. i am jacqui jeras. a beautiful start this morning. we have a few clouds and that is us if you don't like cold temperatures, because it's keeping us in the '50s. 57 at reagan national, 54 at dulles, 48 in gaithersburg. 45 in cumberland. t
the five, griffin looking, touchdown! robinson! >> redskins fans couldn't have asked for more. robert griffin iii showed the poise of a seasoned veteran and threw 2 touchdown passes in his debut and albert morris ran for two touchdowns of his own. the redskins exploded on offense to a 40-32 win against the saints at home in the superdome. >> it was great. >> it really was. we'll talk more about that coming up throughout the show. >> i'm so glad they won because you would not have been happy today. >> i'm a big fan but i have to admit like many i thought they would lose. i wouldn't have been stunned. but this is fantastic! >> yay! >> also fantastic weather we are having as tony perkins said. just very comfortable out there. gwen has the latest in for tucker this morning. >> good morning. you're absolutely right. it is really going to be a spectacular day today. and we have a refreshing start to the day. some people are calling it chilly, some cold. i'm referring to it as refreshing. let's take a look at our fox 5 accuweather satellite-radar composite. not much happening here. there
are off while the orioles need extra innings. and the redskins prep for a team they have become quite familiar with. those stories later in sports. >> and if you have a story idea, there is the number and the e-mail address. we'll be right back.  >> deciding whether to expand gambling in national harbor. it could be a landing spot for the new casino. mgm wants to build the casino so today it opened an information center. the information center will be open to the public and represents there to introduce the mgm brand to the residents of the county and state. >> drivers are getting a break in montgomery county. no longer issuing late fees on speed or red light cameras. charging the fees violated state law. they have 56 fixed speed cameras, six vans and ten red light cameras. the county is expected to lose $2 million in revenue in cards, coupons and cash in one spot. coming up on the news edge, the apple takes a step toward the digital waet. >> and a flea market find fetches thousands of dollars. >> and single woman in france can go shopping for boyfriends. eligible bachelors
is where all the redskins fans are residing. dave ross, what a week. >> you couldn't have said it any better. we're two days removed from robert griffin iii's shocking debut. the ferrari kick-started the season in high gear and showed off plays like this, the option. we'll delve deeper in sports as the news edge at 6:00 continues.  >>> thousands of cars blowing through maryland's ez pass lanes burning a big hole in the state's wallet. it's suspected there are eight rental companies that owe between $80,000 and $200,000 each. the maryland transportation authority estimates nearly 650,000 drivers owe $6.7 million in unpaid tolls dating back five years. >>> starting tomorrow mobile medical vans will be fanning out across prince george's county stoppi at schools offering medical and dental services. >> there will be eight vans that will go around to 175 schools, and they will provide dental care, and nine of the schools will actually get medical care. it's part of our effort to provide access to quality healthcare throughout prince george's county. >> if you are inte
, ya jugaron los redskins y les cuento que paso. en nueva orleans, en uno de los debuts mÁs emocionantes para un novato en la historia, los redskins con robert griffin iii derrotaron a los santos a domicilio en un emotivo encuentro. ambos equipos tenÍan algo que demostrar: los redskins, teni Ían que justificar su inversiÓn en un mariscal que es la piedra angular de su proyecto de reconstrucciÓn. y vaya que la justificaron. en solo su segunda serie ofensiva griffin iii completÓ un pase de 88 yardas para pierre garcon que lo llevÓ hasta las diagonales. se tratÓ del segundo touchdown mÁs largo para un quarterback en su debut en la historia de la nfl. ese logrÓ fue solo uno en una presentaciÓn de 19 completos en 26 intentos para 320 yardas y dos anotaciones. los redskins buscarÁn construir sobre un gran arranque cuando visiten a los rams de san luis en la semana dos, mientras tanto esta noche sera el debut de los ravens baltimore cuando reciban en casa a partir de las 7 de la noche a los bengalies de cincinati. vamos con el resumen de biesbol con los dos equipos del
as the leader. >> i'm glad to see that d.c. finally got its time, and the redskins are finally here. >> i love it. rg3, the future is now. this is awesome. >> this is pretty exciting. i didn't have my hopes up too high, but they've passed every expectation i had. >> the redskins travel to solution to take on the rams next weekend. rg3 makes his home debut on september 23rd against the bengals. a lot of people who aren't necessarily huge redskins fans are like, whoa, it's only the first game. you don't want to put too much pressure. >> we can bask in the glory of the first game. >> absolutely. >> the fact we beat the saints, we scored 40 points, which is the first time, i think, in 60 years -- over 60 years that a rookie quarterback scored 40 points for the redskins. and not only that but that his debut game went so well. >> it's a good thing. >> if we could just celebrate this today. >> and we need to move on. >> that's right. >>> ahead on "news 4 today," shaping up to be a morning of confusion for kids in chicago after a late night twist for the schools in the labor fight. >>> plus going out
for good hearing days. >> yes. >>> all right, redskins, they've got a tough game, a good game, but they are going to new orleans and they will have a ball. >> rg3 told his offensive line if you leave me without a sack, i will cook you. so you know good incentive there for them. can the redskins and rg3 live up to the hype this season? they open up their season this sunday. hear what the guys have to say about the pressures they are under. >>> and plus, can the nationals complete the sweep of the cubbies? sports is coming up next. >>> and the pre-season for the tennessee team, the redskins and your eras. your first chance to see it in a real game. and one of the leag's toughest teams on out there, despite everything that would surround the franchise. now the skins, they say they just want to get things started off on the right foot. >> these games need to count as everyone will be running full speed, you're going to get everyone's best shot here. and that will be a big game for us. you know, the intensity has picked up. the attention to detail has picked up and stuff like that.
and greatest from redskins park coming up next in our sports report. how does it feel to try smooth, delicious hershey's chocolate with 30% less fat? new hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. >>> and now, 9sports with dave owen. >> it's a tall order starting a game as a rookie quarterback in the nfl. cam newton's success made people forget how difficult this is. peyton manning threw three interceptions, but can he deliver? that seems to be the $1 million question. we'll find out in four days. griffin told reporters he is ready and he feels that way because he trusts his preparation. he is confident, then again, what else would you expect from the heisman trophy winner? sunday will be a dream come true. >> it's every kid's dream to play in the nfl. we made it to the preseason. all these guys working extremely hard to make the team and moving forward from there. i'm excited about it. >> of course there's 52 other guys on this roster and they are just as excited to get the season started. the young ball club with a lot of new faces, which makes sunday's game more
. >> the complaint line has been pretty quiet. >>> kristen is out at redskins park where there aren't a whole lot of complaints. >> reporter: no weather complaints. it's gorgeous right now, but nose accolades for robert griffin, iii keep rolling in after his big debut. i'll tell you about two honors learned of this afternoon. >> plus at&t fans have a new opponent to worry about coming up next in sports. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >>> now 9 sports with kristen berset. >> reporter: welcome back live at redskins park in ashburn. you know, the media frenzy surrounding robert griffin, iii's debut hasn't died down much and probabl
card proposal that might help stay at home parents. we will find out how redskins fans are doing after another loss and what some of [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious and more protein than the regular yogurts. are those almonds i see in the corner thingy? caramelized almonds i think you'll find. well, who wants ordinary run-of-the-mill almonds when you could have the caramelized kind? if i was this girl, i'd caramelize my whole apartment. weird. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you. this greek style yogurt has style. okay. stop saying it now. you're sending me mixed messages. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. >> will continue to follow breaking news from southeast d.c. kendis gibson is at ballou high school where a number of students got sick this morning. >> about an hour ago they got a call to come to ballou high school because severalch pains. so they transported three students from the school. they had eaten apples that they may have got
town you can hear the chant hail to the redskins, why fans are convinced this could finally be their year. >> plus trees knocked to the ground, tens of thousands without power after a night of severe storms this weekend, why it's taken days for some families to clean up the damage. >> new information emerging in the death of a high school honor student killed in her own bedroom. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it's been over two weeks since 17-year-old amber stanley was killed in her home in prince george's county. at a community meeting tonight police gave an update on the murder that has rocked the normally quiet neighborhood. fox 5's karen gray houston has the developments. >> this brazen killing defies explanation. why would anyone barge into a private home and shoot and kill a 17-year-old girl? police told concerned residents tonight in kettering they are taking this case very seriously, but they also need help from the community to solve the crime. residents packed into the kettering community center. there was standing room only. t
for the redskins. whole lot of things. >> he actually has a whole level of expertise. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this monday, september 24th, 2012. taking a live look outside, 57 degrees. into the 50s. if you don't have your jket, you're out of luck. >> go back. go back and get it. >> you need it. >> that's what my mother would say. go back and get it. >>> we said bye-bye to summer definitely this weekend. take a look at the low temperatures that are out there right now. up north, montgomery county, aspen hill right now at 48 degrees. anacostia currently at 56. riverdale now at 54 degrees. it's 50 degrees in culpeper, virginia. throughout the area, pretty low readings starting out. jacket cool for early on in the day, 45 to 56 degrees with a mostly sunny sky. sunshine at least will be with us throughout the day. i like the fact we're not going to have a stiff wind blowing. an october chill, though, indeed. 62 to 65 degrees around the noon hour. then at 5:00 p.m., sunny, chilly, 65 to 68 degrees. coming up at 5:11, i'll have your
, the redskins love their old school new running back. [ romney ] this president can ask uso be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> an unimaginable tragedy for a maryland family. a husband, his pregnant wife and their two children were killed in an accident on sunday in nebraska. >> it was a chain reaction crash that police say was caused by a trucker who wasn't paying enough attention to his driving. pat collins spoke with friends and relatives of the victims today. >> reporter: the schmitt family, they were from california, but for a year they lived here in washington
will continue to follow that. first, we are following big news for the redskins. >> huge. >> he did live up to the hype. rookie rg iii led appear offensive explosion with two touchdown passes. >> the first was to pierre garcon. he followed that up. the skins win 40-32. here is griffin on the victory. >> to play in the nfl, the pinnacle of it all and win your first game and go against a hall of famer in drew brees. after the game he told me he was proud of me. that is big for him to say after they just lost the game. i respect him for that. it is definitely number one on my list. >> coming up later this hour, we'll break down the skins' big win with dave ross in monday morning quarterbacks. >> he will be excited as well. >> good times in d.c. when the skins win. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> we have an update on this weekend's storm. residents in northern virginia are cleaning up after heavy rain pounded that area. this was the scene in reston where several trees damaged homes and cars. the weather was bad but luckily, there was n
>> as good as advertised. redskins fans waking up in a great mood after rg3 steals the show in his first nfl game. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this monday, september 10th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:00 a.m. chilly in our area with temperatures in the 50s. spectacular weather yesterday. hope we can keep it going. meteorologist tom kierein is back from vacation. he brought a little gift with him in the form of this nice weather. >> eun, i've never seen you so giddy. >> with the redskins game and the weather combined, i just can't help myself, tom. >> the karma has come together. >>> we're going to have a gorgeous week coming up. you loved yesterday. you're going to love it today. it's going to be tough going off to work and school when you have a beautiful blue sky overhead. this morning no travel problems weatherwise. a beautiful area of high pressure pushing in, a gift from canada. it's moving over our region coming in from the upper midwest, where right now it's down into the 30s. parts of
before out of a redskins quarterback. >> reporter: this one, or that one? this one or this one? >> rg-iii, absolutely. >> reporter: what did you think? >> totally incredible. >> got to love those redskins. had my kids singing yesterday afternoon -- >> so it's this one is this. >> that one. >> one game versus strasburg's season, rg-iii's got to get through the season, of course. >> reporter: so it's that one? >> definitely that one. >> reporter: this one? >> that one. >> reporter: not this one? >> sorry. it's griffin. >> reporter: is it going to be this one, or that one? >> why do i have to pick? >> reporter: red skin numerology. how many points did the redskins score in the first quarter? >> 10. >> reporter: second quarter? >> 10. >> 10. >> reporter: what's rg-iii's number? >> 10. >> reporter: what does this mean? >> rg-iii is the man. >> reporter: the what? >> the man. >> reporter: let's hear it. >> the man! >> reporter: 10, 10, 10, 10. on a 0 to 10 scale, how would you rate him? >> 10! >> reporter: how many wins will get the redskins into the play-offs? that many. live downtown, pat
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